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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Wed, Jul. 31st, 2002 02:18 pm
Charming.

Justice a Stranger in Tulia, Texas.

In a town of 5,000, over 10 percent of the blacks in town and a few whites who had had relationships with blacks were arrested as drug traffickers, all on charges trumped up by one bigoted cop. And local juries convicted them one after another until they saw the way the wind was blowing and started pleading guilty. Not a shred of evidence but this asshole's word.

I'm not sure why this article was posted this week when the events are years old and it's been in the press for months (Tulia timeline ), but hell, it's the first I'd heard of it. What a disgrace.

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rmd
rmd
regis
Wed, Jul. 31st, 2002 03:40 pm (UTC)

yeah, i heard about that a couple of years ago. un fucking believable.


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firni
firni
Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul
Wed, Jul. 31st, 2002 04:04 pm (UTC)

YAY TEXAS!


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bikergeek
bikergeek
Socially Awkward Penguin
Thu, Aug. 1st, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)

I dunno. There's 'tards everywhere. NY and LA are probably two of the more cosmopolitan places in the US and look at the racism that their cops have been repeatedly accused of. Rodney King, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, etc.

More like, it's one bad cop in a small town, where that one bad cop can do a hell of a lot of damage per capita.

But yeah, this is some morally repugnant shit, I don't care where it happens.


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firni
firni
Some people play tennis, I erode the human soul
Thu, Aug. 1st, 2002 06:22 pm (UTC)

Yeah, but.....TEXECUTIONS!


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browngirl
browngirl
Ayesha
Wed, Jul. 31st, 2002 08:07 pm (UTC)

Grrr. GRRRR!

But you know what I think of this kind of thing. Argh. Still, thanks for passing on the news.

A.


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